Tips for Sinulog and how to SURVIVE!
Sinulog never fails to excite me. Sinulog is held every 3rd week of January to praise the Sto Nino. It is a big celebration in Cebu. Churches are overly packed and there are floats of Sto Nino in every barangay. There is so much traffic going toward Fuente Osmena because that's where the parade starts. We usually just take a jeep going towards Funete Osmena and get off when it starts to be really traffic and start walking. There are a lot of street vendors selling hats, masks, and food.
The Paint wars just started last year. So get those white shirts that you never use. Cut them up and GO! We were on the sides with our paint ready to spread the love. haha though I felt bad for some foreigners who I guess didn't read the info about the paint wars and wore some nice shirts walking around. RIP expensive dressy shirts. After a while I started looking like the hulk cause all the paint mixed and I looked kind of greenish haha o well it was really fun. Also do not bring anything valuable because you will only get it stolen, dirtied, or it will break. Some people have paint/beer water guns and someone shot someones DSLRs lens and well I hope that it didn't break.
People also had beer or had some hard drinks and would just give shots to everyone. So friendly. It was so overly packed that there were also stampedes. There are some parts that are definitely not safe for children.
There are also bands in every corner. Seriously. You face to the right and there's a DJ playing some reggae songs and you face to the left there's a DJ playing some remixed overly played songs. It's crazy. Everyone was just overly intoxicated.
Well till next year Sinulog
Thank you to my Samsung s5 for the pics haha